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Brewed by Lion Brewery (Sri Lanka)
Style: Foreign Stout
Biyagama, Sri Lanka

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1802   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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The 8.0 per cent abv, bottle conditioned beer is brewed from British, Czech and Danish malts with Styrian hops and an English yeast strain. All the ingredients are transported along precarious roads to the brewery located 3,500 feet above sea level.


cooplander's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
black color, aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, flavors of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasted nuts, grain, earthy hops, pretty solid brew


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (313) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours pitch black. World Class head volume, lacing and retention. Outstanding nose of dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruit (prune) subtle coffee and a hint of alcohol. Heavy medium bodied with a very smooth texture that approaches creamy. Above normal carbonation level with effervescence from the middle on. The outstanding flavor profile is intense, complex and well balanced. It begins with a blend of flavors that separate into chocolate, a hint of coffee and very subtle prune. In the middle, the big malt sweetness comes forward with a molasses and caramel flavor against a mild bitterness of citric hops and roast. The finish is a slow sweet fade and leaves you with that nice slight alcohol burn at the back of the throat amid an effervescent burst.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Serapac (178) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Black, medium creamy black head. Aroma roasted malts, coffee, taste milk chocolate, mainly milky finish. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (517) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
Nothing about this beer should be as good as it is. It is brewed in Sri Lanka, known more for factories that supply cheap wares than beer. Itís a Stout, a strong one at that, when youíd expect a Lager. Itís cheap. In fact, this beer has the best Taste to Price to Strength ratio going for it that I have ever encountered. Black with a tan head, bold notes of licorice, tobacco, raisins, wood, leather, smoke and molasses mingle magnificently for nose and tongue. Slight hints of booze rear up but only as a stern warning; this beer is delicious, but strong...donít mess with it. As a warming effect enters after a few sips, I find myself enjoying the slick body with more than typical carbonation for a Stout. Itís big, bold and buck-banginí bodaciousness in a bottle. Ensconce yourself in a fine chair and sidle up to one of Asiaís finest.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solvaris (112) - - FEB 17, 2015
leicht rauchig, im Abgang etwas alkoholig, Kaffee, ausgewogen malzig und bitter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tnkw01 (1250) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Extremely dark brown. Big, fluffy, thick head. Beautiful lace. Aroma is dark chocolate with hints of mocha. Taste is chocolate, wonderful flavor. Really nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (333) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a very dark brown almost black with thick brown head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate. Taste is very smooth and hides the alcohol well. A nice dark chocolate flavor with a little espresso. Not as drying on the mouth as a lot of stouts. Moderate sweetness with mild to moderate bitterness. First Sri Lanka beer and I must say it's very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillWyce (781) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours opaque black with a creamy, 2-finger dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate with a lighter, somewhat fruity note mixed it. Full body with a slightly oily quality. Finish is mildly dry, Chocolatey flavor with a touch of char, and maybe some anise. A soft, grainy note mixes with cocoa in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Motobashi (106) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
Poured dark black with a creamy, thick, tan head. Moderately carbonated. Sweet caramel aroma. Wow! Great flavour. Slightly oakey. The extra alcohol is evident, but not overpowering. Smooth, medium length finish. Will add this to the list of keepers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
musinj6 (434) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Pours an opaque brownish black with brown 3 finger head with good retention and heavy lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some espresso and hint of dark chocolate. medium to full bodied. moderate bitterness with mild sweetness. medium bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franksv6 (340) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
Dark brown / black beer with a biege / brown head. Tastes like roasted malts, chocolate, bitter coffee, slight fruit and tobacco. Easy to drink, alcohol is well hidden. Coffee afthertaste. My first beer from Sri Lanka, which is very tasty.


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